David Hinckley
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For 1,220 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,220 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Damages is a show that has always required a viewer's full attention, and the rewards are there for those who do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Add strong performances by a dozen major characters, starting with Claire Foy as Little Dorrit, and you've got the kind of production television is often accused of having abandoned.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Loving Story is a different kind of 1960s civil rights tale, one that in many ways has a deeper level of warmth.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    Visually, Korra is striking. It's full of little tricks and nuances that only true fans will notice and savor, but nothing prevents civilians from enjoying it as well. The same holds for the mythology.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a feel-good story, and what makes it more satisfying is that in contrast to so many reality shows, the people here feel genuine, with no sense they're performing for the camera. This one's a contender.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A lot of viewers may say, "I can't watch this." It will reward those who do.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Lifetime's new Against the Wall turns out to be first-rate drama. In fact, it's one of the best new shows of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Okay, it gets silly. But silly can be funny, too, and Archer is, as noted, consistently funny.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    Unforgettable is exactly what a summer show should be: fast-paced and fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In the larger sense, Empire is a music soap the way “Scandal” is a political soap, and it already has that same densely packed swirl of interlocking stories.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While some of their "family values" are perverse and illegal, most are rooted in the same principles embraced by the straightest arrows in town. That's what makes them more than motorcycle thugs and makes their show worth the discomfort it sometimes takes to ride with it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A solid, nonjudgmental documentary on a man so tortured he almost killed himself, yet gifted with remarkable insight into human behavior, his and ours.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Being Mary Jane is a film for grownups. A good film for grownups.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    What the show doesn't say, but wouldn't mind our noticing, is that even today we should be very careful about giving up some part of our freedom because someone tells us it will "solve" some other problem.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    The reset on USA’s breezy legal drama Suits turns out to be more like ordering a different flavor latte at the same coffee shop. That’s okay, because it’s a good coffee shop.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the funniest and most satisfying new broadcast sitcom of the season.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Saul picks up plot speed rapidly at the end of the first hour. The beginning, however, is so deliberate it’s almost hypnotic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The reason to watch 24: Live Another Day isn’t for ideology. It’s to get caught up in a fast-paced, high-powered adventure played out by people we care about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This seven-part National Geographic series on the world's great migrations turns out to be riveting--not just beautifully filmed, which you would expect, but bursting with great stories about how diverse creatures have learned to survive in a world where everyone is fighting for the same food, air, turf and water.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Creator Timothy Sexton has woven this story with a master’s touch, making us care about the characters even as we fear for their lives. Or, for that matter, all our lives.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    So we have solid setups here for tales of love, redemption, friendship and the same championship dreams that made Rocky an American icon.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It has woven well-crafted murder dramas and, beyond that, given us wonderfully complex lead characters who go way beyond the light banter, gruff exterior and “will they/won’t they” tease of most TV cop teams.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Though it’s not the series’ strongest script, the two fine actors can still extract every nuance from it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The show's droll and mostly apolitical humor fits the exaggerated characters well, it's still got a good fast rhythm, and the five major players work well as an ensemble.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Celebrity Apprentice has 18 new celebs this year, including several who will make you roll your eyes. Then in the end, the show once again somehow ends up being good clean fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    What makes for a mixed stewardship of the Roman Catholic Church can also make for lively television.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    They [The writers] deliver.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Hell on Wheels plays with big ideas about redemption, sin and forgiveness, so Cullen’s detour and the religious component of other subplots fit the show’s tone and direction. But at some point it would still be good for Cullen to get back into the track-and-crossties game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    For outlining the way Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford literally shaped the America in which we still live, this special stands as tall as Rockefeller Center.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Shirley MacLaine will get most of the attention for playing fashion legend Coco Chanel in this smart-looking and solidly crafted new Lifetime biopic premiering Saturday night.

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